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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Mar 15, 2012 12:14am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: What did you watch yesterday?

It's fairly obvious that I want this to be more like the Grateful Dead section, with lively conversation and stuff.

Since I don't have much of a life, I found plenty of time to watch the following:
I bunch of 1890s/1900s short films on YouTube (including the very cool "The Moon at Arm's Length" from 1898, and the not-so-cool "Annual Parade, New York Fire Department" from 1904)
A bunch of Charlie Chaplin shorts from 1915 ("In the Park", "A Jitney Elopement", "The Tramp")
A 49-minute anime movie called "Broly - Second Coming" from 1994
Disc 1 of a DVD box set of a 1990s anime TV series called "The Slayers" (the animation is a little bit iffy, but I'm enjoying this strange series so far)
A delightful episode of "The Paul Winchell/Jerry Mahoney Show" from 1955, which I plan to re-upload (using the same page, though).

So, what did you watch yesterday?

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 16, 2012 12:12pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

Yesterday (or was it the day before yesterday?) I watched the Alan Young Show that you uploaded, not once but twice. Yes, I enjoyed it that much, so thanks again.

I watched several new movie trailers on the IMDB and YouTube, not the least of which is the just-released trailer for Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS movie, starring Johnny Depp. Not at all what I was expecting, it's not so much horror, but a comedy spin on the old TV show, and it looks like a lot of fun. The movie will be in theaters here in May.

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Mar 17, 2012 12:40am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

In some ways there were some humorous points to the old tv show. What we often call bloopers were many times seen on the actual broadcasts. I remember on scene where Barnabas enters the room and in the shot was one of cameras. Barnabas brushed past the camera and continued as though nothing had happened. So much for retakes.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 17, 2012 1:32am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

I guess I was expecting the upcoming DARK SHADOWS movie to be a more serious effort, but after watching the new trailer, I realize Burton probably made the right decision in going for humor. I too watched the original series live during the 60s and 70s, but if you think about it, most remakes or revivals don't work unless they go in a different direction. Still, while the DS film looks like a fun romp, here's a pretty accurate take on the "style rut" Burton's fallen into:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFzLRP8e4vE

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 17, 2012 3:47pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

I just watched it and I too watched the series. The retro campy look look has a certain charm but I propbably will not see it.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 17, 2012 3:47pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

I just watched it and I too watched the series. The retro campy look look has a certain charm but I propbably will not see it.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 17, 2012 7:01pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

I do believe that Tim Burton likely "jumped the shark" a long time ago, but I still wouldn't be able to stay awake watching the original DS shows again. BIG FISH was by far his best film, and he's been on a downhill slide ever since.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 17, 2012 8:04pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

Well, I got an email from one of my websites to be in a film called, Meczhak's Quest. The director (Richard Riffel)
wants to be one of the kings. Thestory is that a wedding party is going to an inn (medievel times) and end being transported into the future. The group must fulfill a quest, get back to their original time, and go to the wedding.
I apllied for it two weeks ago and got an answer tonight. No audition. He just say my head shot, like what he saw (with some film clips as well) and said, please be a part of my film.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 17, 2012 9:26pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

Good luck!

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 17, 2012 10:06pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

Just got off the phone with him and his project. It will take place sometime in the fall. He is in the midst of getting cast and crew together.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Mar 17, 2012 11:33pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

That's awesome!!

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 15, 2012 11:51am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

Sorry Matt, I was doing a Print ad shoot for the client State Street until 11:00 (MST) pm last night. I didn't get to watch much.
Quigs

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Mar 15, 2012 8:47pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

You have accomplished far more in life than I ever will.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 15, 2012 9:15pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

Awww Matt, if you want to, you could do what I do if you want. Besides, you know more about uploading video stuff more than anyone I know.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffThe_Emperor_Of_Television Date: Mar 15, 2012 11:55pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

The trouble is that I am very unconfortable around people...and my over-protective relatives.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 16, 2012 9:21am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

That would be a problem.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 16, 2012 10:30am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

Chin up Emperor. You never know how the story will end. Your one of the good folks.

As a GD forum regular, I think it would be great to have a more active forum here. Classic TV alone is a bit limiting. Why not just open it to film & tv w/out time restraints?

Here is what I've been watching lately that's worth a watch (again?):

Don't Bother to Knock
The Hustler ('61)
The Crucible
EM

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Poster: Quigs Date: Mar 16, 2012 12:50pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: What did you watch yesterday?

I like your choices especially Don't bother to knock;a very good film noir piece. Also I like the The Crucible by Arthur Miller. An encouraging word for Matt; Matt, IA would not be half as good as it is w/o people like yourself. You are basically, one of the founding fathers to IA and have continuing provided more and more good as well as excellant examples of this art form known as film. Keep up the good work sir.